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John Kenny – Peter Conole and Jean McDonald – July 2011 EPG Gazette

90th Regiment Perthshire Volunteers
South Africa Medal
Lived Greenough pictured is Clinchs Mill
NameKENNY – John
Regiment (s)90th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1084
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
18th September 1833 / 18 years 4 months / Kilkenny Kilkenny Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Sallow / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCeylon – 6 years 1 month
Mauritius – 2 months
Cape of Good Hope – 1 year 10 months
Length of Service18 years 286 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 28th May 1852 / Cork Ireland
Campaign MedalsSouth African War Medal 1846-7
Intended Residence at
Manchester England
Pension Districts1852 2nd Manchester
1854 Plymouth
1855-1864 Western Australia
Pension Paid10d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th February 1855 Plymouth England via Cape of Good Hope
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
STAG 23rd May 1855
Date/Place of BirthApril 1815 Enniscorthy Wexford Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
CORBETT Margaret
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeJohn B 3rd April 1852
bap 3rd April 1852 St. Patrick’s Cork City Ireland
D 13th November 1875 Greenough Western Australia
bur Greenough Cemetery Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Husband of Wife
Date/Place of Birth
Date/Place of Death
1833 Not yet known
26th January 1908 Old Men’s Home Geraldton Western Australia
Bur Roman Catholic Section Urch Street Cemetery now Apex Park Geraldton Western Australia
Date/Place of Marriage21st May 1866 Geraldton Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandNot yet known
Land Grants Western
Lot G11 and G12 awarded to son John KENNY a minor 33 acres 1 rood 16 perches on Gregory Road Greenough Flats
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Herald Saturday 4th December 1875 – page 2
Geraldton Express Monday 27th January 1908 – page 2
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial17th August 1864 Greenough Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Greenough Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
26th December 1885 Greenough Western Australia
Greenough Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to diseased heart and impaired constitution from long service and tropical climate.

British Army Worldwide Index 1841
John Kenny/1084/Private/90th Foot/Location Ceylon/WO12/9202
1851 As above/Location Manchester, Buttevant & Cork, Ireland/WO12/9211

The grant for Greenough locations G11 & 12 (John Kenny junior) said that John Kenny was formerly of the 19th regiment and that accounts for the wrong regiment in some publications.

AJCP reel 466/87 part 2 Folio 233
Proceedings of a Court of Inquiry into complaints by the wives of the Pensioner Guard on the Stag into the conduct of the Super Intendent Surgeon Caldwell no mention of Mrs Kenny.
There was another John Kenny in Western Australia who was married to Bridget Reynolds. He went to pension in WA from the Sappers & Miners.